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." >> >> host: steven johnson in your new book future perfect th case for progress in the networked age you use the term pure progressive; what is that? >> guest: it's my intent to come up with a term forttempt to come up with this newerm for this new political philosophy that i see emerging all around me. the book is really people who are trying to change the world in trying to ban progress, but he don't completely fit the existing models that we have between the left in the right or democrats and republicans. they believe in many ways that the way the internet was built, the way the web was built, the way things that wikipedia were built, using these collaborative. the works, where people come together from different points of view and openly collaborating, building ideas, that that mechanism is a tremendous engine for progress and growth. but it doesn't necessarily involve a government and doesn't necessarily involve capitalism or big corporation. so when you believe in a system come you don't necessarily believe in the traditional anchors that the left are traditional anchors at the right.
the textbooks used in schools. unfortunately, they tend to write for each other rather than the rest of us, rather than certainly students in the classroom and that's what i see my role as a second exhibit is a teacher. getting people to explore the questions they might have and may be afraid to ask, pointing them in every direction so that i i think are accurate and useful information and hoping they move on from there. all of my boat from don't know much about history to my new one, "don't know much about the american presidents" contain less of must-read books, others they think are significant and long lists of books i used in terms of the reference and resource in research. >> host: you are watching and listening to booktv on c-span 2. this is our monthly "in depth" program. we invite one author to talk about his or her body of work and this month its kenneth davis, author and historian. here is a list of mr. davis' book's beginning in 1984 with the paper backing of america, they don't know much series started in 1991. about history was the first, don't know much about geography in 19
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